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Army Kills Most Wanted Militia Leader In Benue State - COMMANDER

 



The killing of Terwase Akwaza, alias “Gana,” the ‘most wanted militai leader’ in Benue state, has been confirmed by the Nigerian Army.


The confirmation came through the Commander, 4 Special Forces Command, Doma, Nasarawa state, Maj. -Gen. Moundhey Ali, who informed journalists on Tuesday that Gana was killed along Gbese-Gboko-Makurdi road following an exchange of gunfire.


It would be recalled that the Benue State Government had in 2015 granted amnesty to over 500 persons including Gana, who were allegedly terrorising parts of Benue and Taraba states, but most of them relapsed into criminality.


The deceased 'Gana' was later in 2017, declared wanted by the Police while the Benue State Government placed a N10 million bounty on him.


The Commander said: “About 12:00 hours on Tuesday, we received strategic information on the movement of the dreaded bandit Terwase Akwaza Agbadu AKA Gana along Gbese-Gboko-Makurdi road.


“Troops of Operation ‘Ayem Akpatuma III’ moved swiftly and mounted roadblocks along the routes.


“At about 13:00 hours, there was an engagement with the convoy of Gana, a shoot out ensued and the bandit was killed.


"Forty (40) armed members of Gana’s gang were captured during the operation.


"The captured gang members are in Army custody and would be handed over to the appropriate authority for prosecution.


"Several rifles, pump-action guns, ammunition, charms, and explosives among other items were recovered from the gang.


"Gana’s corpse had been deposited in a hospital mortuary."


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